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Old 01-23-2009, 05:44 AM   #1
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Default ****RC8E Limited Edition****

Way to go Team AE!!! Provided they don't jack the price of the kit way up I'd take one of these. The inclusion of the conversion kit and the e-body make it a very attractive option. It also already comes with the big bores on it.

http://www.neobuggy.net/modules/news...p?storyid=5480

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looks great, better get one fast
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Old 01-23-2009, 05:51 AM   #3
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Interesting setup w/ two 7.4v 1/10 batteries.

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This is going to be awesome. Match this up with the new Tekin 8th scale ESC and it may just be incredible.
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nice to see another factory electric 8th scale. I like the body on this one too. wonder what the price is going to be.
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nice to see another factory electric 8th scale. I like the body on this one too. wonder what the price is going to be.
I hope the pricing is realistic, unlike the Losi e-8ight. I passed on a new FT RC8 roller for $250, I regret it daily. I hope this one comes in at a good price because I would certainly jump on it.
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Any particular reason why they show it with two 7.4 packs as opposed to one 4s?
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Any particular reason why they show it with two 7.4 packs as opposed to one 4s?
I thought was interesting as well. The SMC 40C 2S 7.4 batteries are out now, I reckon those would work great. Then again, I think a 3S or 4S 8000+ mAh would be a better option.


Edit this is great news for electric fans. Now there is the Caster, Losi, and Team AE 1/8 scale factory options. This class is going to take off! I'm all for 7 minute qualifiers and 15-20 minutes mains!
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I'm really looking forward to running one of these!
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so can I expect to see one at say the next - next RHR event SkarTisu???

I think an 8000 sized pack will be too heavy on the chassis. Right now with my RCPD RC8 conversion, the largest pack I would use weight wise would be 600-ish grams, and that is the PQ6000XP 4S. The Maxamps 6500HV could work well too.

I am looking forward to purchasing the new spur gears they have made in nylon, 46T, 48T, 50T, as well as that battery box up front. I am not sure though if it will fit the RCM conversion, but I think all the holes should be the same.

Maybe its me, but does the spur gear look nylon in the pics?

As for pricing the new RC8E, with what is included, I don't think the price should really be that much more than say the RC8FT is going for now. yes big bores can be considered a $150 item, but, you save costs on the original shocks being there, and of course the nitro specific items that are removed that may not cost as much as the electric conversion stuff.
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This looks like a great deal!

As far as the two 7.4 packs, it will be easier for 1/10th drivers to pick up a car as they most likely already have these laying around. Having to purchase another 4s battery isnt in everyones budget.
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so can I expect to see one at say the next - next RHR event SkarTisu???

I think an 8000 sized pack will be too heavy on the chassis. Right now with my RCPD RC8 conversion, the largest pack I would use weight wise would be 600-ish grams, and that is the PQ6000XP 4S. The Maxamps 6500HV could work well too.

I am looking forward to purchasing the new spur gears they have made in nylon, 46T, 48T, 50T, as well as that battery box up front. I am not sure though if it will fit the RCM conversion, but I think all the holes should be the same.

Maybe its me, but does the spur gear look nylon in the pics?

As for pricing the new RC8E, with what is included, I don't think the price should really be that much more than say the RC8FT is going for now. yes big bores can be considered a $150 item, but, you save costs on the original shocks being there, and of course the nitro specific items that are removed that may not cost as much as the electric conversion stuff.
I was just noticing that! Cool, and SMART if they make them. I know the internals from an RC8 diff fit in the Losi diff, maybe these will fit the spur better, without leaks or need for extra sealant.
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Also they are giving away the big shocks with the existing new kits and they save the cost of the nitro parts. The price should be the same or close.
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so can I expect to see one at say the next - next RHR event SkarTisu???

I think an 8000 sized pack will be too heavy on the chassis. Right now with my RCPD RC8 conversion, the largest pack I would use weight wise would be 600-ish grams, and that is the PQ6000XP 4S. The Maxamps 6500HV could work well too.

I am looking forward to purchasing the new spur gears they have made in nylon, 46T, 48T, 50T, as well as that battery box up front. I am not sure though if it will fit the RCM conversion, but I think all the holes should be the same.

Maybe its me, but does the spur gear look nylon in the pics?

As for pricing the new RC8E, with what is included, I don't think the price should really be that much more than say the RC8FT is going for now. yes big bores can be considered a $150 item, but, you save costs on the original shocks being there, and of course the nitro specific items that are removed that may not cost as much as the electric conversion stuff.
A nylon spur should last quite a while if the gear mesh is set correctly.
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I am looking forward to purchasing the new spur gears they have made in nylon, 46T, 48T, 50T, as well as that battery box up front. I am not sure though if it will fit the RCM conversion, but I think all the holes should be the same.

Maybe its me, but does the spur gear look nylon in the pics?
they look like it to me but didn't see anything listed. I definitely like the option of the plastic spur. I always ran the kyosho spur on my losi's. Just hate the sound of the metal on metal with the stock setup.
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